Irela M. Bagué
President & CEO
Irela Bagué is Miami Dade's first Chief Bay Officer (CBO). As the Chief Bay Officer, Ms. Bague acts as a liaison between County departments, County boards, external agencies, stakeholder groups, and local, state and federal governments to provide direction, emphasis, and coordination for all issues related to Biscayne Bay. This role focuses on water quality issues, policies and appropriations related to the health and recovery of Biscayne Bay.
President & CEO of Bagué Group, a full-service consulting firm with over 20 years of experience in Florida with expertise in strategic communications, water policy, sustainability, climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
Ms. Bagué is a former Governing Board Member of the South Florida Water Management District where she held the position of Vice-Chair. She is a longtime advocate of Everglades and Biscayne Bay restoration, climate change and promotes ethnic diversity and inclusion in the environmental movement.
Ms. Bagué is chair of Miami-Dade County’s Biscayne Bay Task Force, Vice-Chair of the Resilience Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and serves on the City of Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board.
She also hosts Resilient Forward a podcast promoting solutions to our most challenging environmental issues and frequently writes for the Sun-Sentinel South Florida 100 editorial section.